CFP: Animals and Business Ethics

Submission deadline: November 30, 2017


Call for Book Chapters


For the Book: Animals and Business Ethics


In the Springer Book Series: “Issues in Business Ethics” (Series Ed. Wim Dubbink and Mollie Painter-Morland)


Edited by Dr. Natalie Thomas (Evans)

University of Guelph-Humber, University of Guelph, Canada


This book provides a long overdue examination of the diverse and morally challenging issues that arise at the interface between animal ethics and business ethics. Animals, both in terms of their labor and their bodies, are a necessity within almost all economies. They are used for biomedical and product research, and as resources for food, clothing, and many of the products used by consumers on a daily basis. There is however, an increasing concern with the ways in which animals are caused to suffer for these purposes, and animal ethics as a field of study has given rise to a number of moral arguments and positions that obligate us to take this suffering seriously. Animal ethics provides us with reasons for why we ought to reevaluate our relationships with other animals and question whether or not animals ought to be considered as commodities or as valuable and morally considerable in themselves.

            The goal of this book is to provide different views and arguments on these issues as they arise within certain business practices that may cause harm and suffering to animals, and also at times to the humans who carry out the associated work.  What sorts of moral obligations do we have towards non-human animals as they are affected by business practices?

We welcome book chapter contributions centred (but not exclusively) on the following themes:

·      Animals and the economy

·      Animal rights, animal welfare, and business ethics

·      Animals as stakeholders and corporate social responsibility

·      Animal and human labor within animal industries

·      Animals in marketing and advertising

·      Animals, the environment, and business ethics

·      Animals in international and global business

·      Animal ethics and profit


Submission Procedure:

Chapter proposal submissions are invited from researchers and academics on or before November 30, 2017. Proposals should be limited to between 1000-2000 words, explaining the issue and arguments of the chapter and how it fits into the general theme of the book.

Only electronic submissions in PDF or Word format will be considered. Please send your proposal to the following email:

[email protected]

Your submission must be made on or before the due date specified. Notifications regarding the status of the chapter proposal will be made available to authors by December 30, 2017.

Based on accepted chapter proposals, chapter submissions will be accepted on or before March 31, 2018. Two or more reviewers will review all submitted chapters.

Chapter submissions must be prepared in accordance with the submission guidelines ( and must not exceed 25 pages, including bibliography.

Please also refer to Key Style Points:

Manuscript Guidelines:

Once chapters have been reviewed, final chapters will be due within 2-3 months from the date they are returned to authors.

Important Dates


November 30, 2017: Book chapter proposal

December 30, 2017: Accept/Reject notification

March 31, 2018: Full chapter submission

June 30, 2018: Reviewed chapters returned for revision

September 30, 2018: Final, revised chapters

Publication: 2019

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